Lloydminster residents are invited to share a meal to support families receiving medical care in Saskatoon.
The Home for Dinner event is a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan. Lloydminster residents that purchase a ticket will receive a meal from a local caterer as well as access to a silent auction and program on the charity’s website. All proceeds will go towards Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon which provides a place for families to stay while their children are receiving medical treatment.
Karen Linsley, Fund Development Director, says normally the event would allow volunteers to come to the house and cook for families staying there, but the pandemic has shifted the event to an at-home event.
“This is a great opportunity for people to gather within their bubble while following provincial guidelines and pick up a meal and celebrate Ronald McDonald House in their own home.”
Tickets for the event cost $100 with purchasers receiving a $50 charitable tax receipt for every ticket bought. The house is funded entirely through donations and events and doesn’t get funding from the provincial government. The organization was also forced to cancel their biggest charity event, the Red Tie Gala and Fashion Show, this year.
The house also had to limit their occupancy earlier this year due to the pandemic, but Lindsley says they are now able to take in a maximum of 30 families at a time.
“Ronald McDonald House supports all children ages 18 years or younger who are receiving medical treatment in Saskatoon. People will travel to Saskatoon for different types of medical treatment whether it be in the hospital or outpatient there receiving. They come and stay and have accommodations, programming and meals with us for a suggested cost of $10 a night.”
Lloydminster families that purchase a ticket will be able to pick up their meal from Harvest to Home on November 28th. Lindsley asks those interested to buy their tickets before November 18th as they will need to send the order amount to caterers early. A total of 14 cities throughout Saskatchewan are participating in the event.